Being late and hurriedly written, this account is somewhat incoherent. Re-writing it would take too long in my current state of time-zone zombied-ness. My apologies.
For the first part of the report on the workshop, see here.
The workshop students continued to produce some wonderful work during my week. Perhaps the best short, in-class writing exercises came from our discussion of SF and the Other, in particular the Animal Other. We reviewed and discussed the science on animal emotions (which is to say, surprise, surprise, animals like mammals and birds and possibly others, have emotions!), and shared personal anecdotes about our own experience with animals. The exercise was to write from the point of view of an animal. We got some great responses, and I was interested to note how many people had picked insects. No cutesy disneyfications — very cool stuff.